What if I told you that I spent the weekend at a conference with a diverse group of over nine-hundred people without hearing one negative word? Not one. Kindness, acceptance and generosity were unfailing. Really.
It gave me hope.
The event was a Community Bible Study Teaching Directors Conference.
My hope for the world soared with the voices of leaders representing tens of thousands of people studying the Bible in pursuit of Community Bible Study’s vision to transform lives through the Word of God.
The work of Community Bible Study, and organizations like it, is easily overshadowed by the noisy news of our world, yet I believe it is ultimately more powerful and transformative than the “big” stories out of Washington, New York or Hollywood. I’ve seen it. I’ve experienced it. And CBS is just one of many effective non-profit organizations, churches and Bible studies that are quietly and faithfully advancing the Kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God is alive and well in our world. It advances unnoticed, like yeast raising the level of a whole loaf of bread, like a tiny seed that silently grows to a large tree, like a hidden treasure. It is the hope and the destiny of the world.
Do you ever get a glimpse of the scope and power of God’s work through your church or a Bible study or other organizations? How have you been transformed by the Word of God?
“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” Ephesians 1:18-19
P.S. If you are not in a good Bible study, find a CBS class near you.